Even in the midst of the NFL season, baseball in Cincinnati doesn’t seem to have an offseason. Coming December 7 and 8 to the Duke Energy Convention Center is the annual Redsfest, a gathering of fans, past and present players and coaches, and a myriad of displays and activities. To preview this year’s Redsfest, Kathryn Braun, promotional events manager for the Cincinnati Reds, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.
The World Series is near, so Lee Hay has assembled a 2-hour baseball extravaganza saluting one of the greatest Reds ever, 1B Ted Kluszewski. He was a bigger than life athlete and during this program, listeners will hear from his wife, Eleanor; clubhouse legend Bernie Stowe and his wife, Priscilla; Reds Hall of Famer Ken Griffey; Steve Wolter from Sports Investments; and more. Also learn about this year’s Reds Fest, and the Baseball on the West Side exhibition at the Price Hill Historical Society.
Local sports journalist Mark Schmetzer, author of The Comeback Kids about the 2010 Reds team, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss the 2012 Reds team and the comparisons to that surprising 2010 squad.
As the Washington Nationals consider shutting down pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg to save his arm after Tommy John surgery, questions have been raised about this procedure and long term effects on a pitcher. Ken Rusche from Oxford Physical Therapy is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss Tommy John surgery and pitching.